I have a really tough time to make decision on quitting my current job. I've been working in this Software Development Company for 4 months now. However, it is not like I expected, it's a France company in South East Asia.
I have 5 years working experience in 3 different companies and this is the fourth. But never before that I feel this miserable working in this new company.
I am a friendly person, and my formal co-workers like me a lot. I like to get along with co-workers and I like to share ideas. However, in this company, I feel everyone is so passive, perhaps because the colleagues are much older than me (their age from 35 above). No-one talks to each other during work or even lunch time. It's so quiet with only the sound of typing.
But it's still OK for me, the main problem is my CTO/CEO. I never met and worked with such a dictator as this.
I've never seen a boss scold the employees this badly, he scolds everyone, yells at everyone that does not do as he expected. He is extremely short tempered. My team leader got scolded until she shed tears in front of everyone.
You might say he's the boss and he has the right. I'd accept that, but moreover he keeps coming to stare at my screen every 30 minutes - literally - during project starts. I feel really uncomfortable. Worst, he keeps saying that "the company is paying you guys money, so make sure don't waste our company money..." even though we work hard. Never before have I felt so useless.
Now, he even banned Skype. Meaning, we can only communicate via email, and face-to-face.
I can deal with stress from project deadlines or overtime, but working in a place like this making me nervous. I don't know what's going to happen to me if I might do something wrong every minute. I got very exhausted with the atmosphere, and have no reason to contribute, I feel like a dead person every day walking into this office, I want to quit, but my friends and family advised me to bear it at least a year, or else it doesn't look good on my CV.
But every day feels like a year working like this.
Please advise me that I should quit or not in this case. Thanks in advance.